You might have situations in which you want to power off the system and power it back on. In such situations, you must use a specific sequence to power off the virtual machines, ESXi hosts, and switches and subsequently power them on.
Ensure that you have direct console access to the switches and hosts in the system.
Ensure that you have saved the account passwords in a location other than the racks in the Cloud Foundation system you are shutting down. See Look Up Account Credentials.
Ensure that you have saved the backup files in a location other than the racks in the Cloud Foundation system you are shutting down. See Back Up ESXi and Physical Switch Configurations.
Note down the hosts that are part of the management domain. To see the hosts in the management domain, navigate to the domain details page in SDDC Manager.
Note down the hosts in each workload domain.